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. we're tracking an accuweather alert. heavy rain in the bay area. >> get ready for a slow wet commute. >> same scene at the bay bridge toll plaza. we've already seen problems this morning there. this is a level 3 on the impact scale. that means a strong storm. we do have live doppler 7 behind us this morning tracking the storm. good morning to you on this wednesday, february 13th. you are never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. here is meteorologist mike nicco. it's a busy morning. >> yeah. it's a super soaker. no doubt. the ground is saturated and running off. that's why in sonoma county, we have an urban and strong flooding until 8:30. that means roads are becoming rivers. parking lots lakes. even the creeks, if you live around one, it's going to rapidly rise. remember, if you come upon a spot of standing water, turn
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around don't drown. you have no idea how deep that water is. a 3 strong on our storm impact scale. look at the winds up to 60 miles per hour. one inch of rain in the south bay to nearly 6 inches in the coastal mountains. look at fremont and newark right now. honeysuckle drive getting hit with a heavy downpour. that goes all the way into the sunol grade. benicia, unfortunately, you win right now. your rainfall intensity is up to 2.21. almost 2.25 inches per hour. good thing it hangs around for 10 to 15 minutes. localized flooding possible there. here's a look at walnut creek. our heaviest rain is now through noon. it will taper a little bit this afternoon. but the winds will stay strong all day. here's alexis with the commute. >> good morning, mike. it's not going to be an easy one here today. we'r at -- at the bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights were on quite early. e on the upper me,
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deck. that has cleared. boy, it is extra heavy on all the approaches to get to this point to the toll plaza. unless you're using the carpool lanes to a way. boy, richmond side of the richmond-san rafael bridge, that's where the red on the radar is pushing through to the benicia area. you've got to slow down and take it easy on the roads today. that particular band is slowing you down. that's coming in at 32 minutes, about 12 across the bay bridge and southbound 101, san francisco to sfo, you're still in the green at 11 minutes. >> we have crews out this morning getting a closer look at the conditions. >> live in cupertino, pg&e is working to fix power lines. we'll start with amy hollyfield in santa rosa. flooding is a big concern in the nrth bay this morning. >> reporter: that's right, jessica. look at g water that we found here on heather glen circle. eim andthe kind ofencounter.
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pe upovernight.ss first a tree that came down. this is in occidental. this was around midnight on coleman valley road. power lines came down with with it. pg&e got the power turned off and the fire department -- that was one issue from the storm. it's been raining -- officials are worried about the flooding that people will have to deal with this morning. as they head on for the day, even before the rain started, they knew that this storm was going to deliver a solid punch and create problems. >> this is a pretty good soaker coming in. so late in the season, the ground is fairly saturated. we're concerned with not just rivering flooding but also localized flooding and potentially debrisr mudslides. >>muli. mark
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wes springs road. they cleared the rocks and debris out of the way. so the road is open. they are worried they'll see more mud lieslides like this. this is spring creek. it hasn't overspilled the banks but it is pretty full. it is still raining here. i checked in with santa rosa fire. they haven't heard of major issues overnight. be sure to watch the 6:30 report. we're aiming to get a live interview with a fire spokesperson to kind of get an overview of how the storm -- what the storm has delivered so far. live in santa rosa, amy hollyfield. abc 7 news. that street is a mess. those neighbors won't be happy this morning. amy, thank you. he's in cupertino where pg&e crews are working right now to fix power lines. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning,
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jessica. a consistent rain in cupertino on the border of san jose. you can see the pg&e workers are in their bucket lift by the transformer and the power lines trying to get power on to a couple of customers in this neighborhood. credit to them. it's really been coming down and they've been working all morning long in this rain and in this wind. so the conditions obviously not ideal to be working in this morning. take a look at video from scotts valley. a steady rain in that area, they're bracing for 4 to 6 inches of rain. there's a high wind warning and wind advisory as well. in los gatos, they're dealing with the landslide across hicks road. it's about a mile and a half from camden avenue. yesterday, santa clara county officials announced mix is chosed from alameda to pheasant. pg&e c. they're to be helding to nec where there are trees down into power lines. they'll be busy all morning long
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and they've been working at least for an hour this morning. reporting live in cupertino, matt keller, abc 7 news. here's another look at live doppler 7. one. features you can find on the news app. you can customize it to only get the fork where you live. an oakland elementary school without heat. big heaters were brought into classrooms at brookfield elementary. the gas leak knocked out the central heating system in the school. >> the district needs to fix this. this is ridiculous. these are kids in here. it's cold. it's freezing. why don't they have the heater on? why can't they fix it? they knew about this last week. it's now tuesday and still not fixed? >> unfortunately, repairs have been delayed because of today's storm. in the north bay, the dixie school district in san rafael is stig texs suppo there were thred
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public comment. the board voted 4-1 to reject individual suggested name changes. they'll consider making a change if all aspects of the community have input. some say it's racist because of the ties to civil war era south and slavery. new reaction to governor newsom's big high-speed rail surprise. will edna the cat be returning to a san francisco fire station facility? the proposal the fire commissioner is pitching today. some parts of the bay area already have 2 inches of rain. places like santa rosa. this is the additional rain, an inch to 5 inches. it will take a day or two for it to filter to the rivers. the russian river could crest above flood stage. the napa river near napa could crest. near flood stage tomorrow night and knnavarroivere tomoow morni.
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let's look at richmond. nearly an inch of rain so far. it's coming dout and about, exe matter what you're doing on the bay today, it's caution
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ordaininger because of the heavy rain, the sideways between dub pleasanton and the sunol grade. more ponding possible in livermore. we've got heavy showers right now in emeryville on sacramento steet and berkeley heading towards piedmont in the caldecott tunnel and then look at this on 101, millvil valley, larkspur. this is a few of the areas getting pounded as 50% of the bay yar is receiving moderate to heavy rain right now. the flood threat will increase today and last through 10:00 tomorrow morning. that does also include places like clear lake, in lakeport, ukiah and the fastest winds aren't here yet. the grount is getting saturated. they're going to mow down more trees and more power outages on the way. make sure you have your batteries fully charged.
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all right. taking a look at the roads. of course, this is translating to a pretty tough commute. we have our second rollover crash of the morning. this time in the south bay. northbound highway 17, ramp to 85. vehicle flipped over, landed on its roof panned we have emergency crews on the way to the scene. also on the peninsula, menlo park, northbound 101 before marsh road, two-car crash in the two left lanes. that's contained to part of that left lane now. hopefully that backup thins out a bit. >> a quick check outside. san mateo bridge, folks leaving hayward towards foster city. you can see it's a soggy drive. you can see it's a soggy drive. make sure you're driv (girl) my mom washes the dishes before she puts them in the dishwasher. so what does the dishwasher do? (vo) cascade platinum does the work for you. prewashing and removing stuck-on foods, the first time. (mom) wow! that's clean! (vo) cascade platinum. new lysol wipes are crazy strong. don't believe us? we got o compare th new lysol wipfeel the strengtw! strong.
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governor gavin newsom delivered his state of the state address. the biggest surprise was he said there wasn't a path to build high-speed rail from san francisco to los angeles. the governor wants to scale back the project and focus on building the high-speed rail from merced to bakersfield. in our effort to build a better bay area, we asked if this would put transportation improvements in the bay area in jeopardy. the bay area council president says it will benefit us in the long run. >> the idea is to keep the project going and have the connection from bakersfield to merced form a spine from which the rest of the system can grow. >> governor newsom's office
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issued a statement after the state of the state address yesterday saying that newsom is fully committed to building a high-speed rail line between sf and l.a. new at 6:00, lufthansa airlines suing a passenger for taking advantage of a flight hack. it's called hidden city. a passenger booked the flight with multiple stops but gets off the plane at a layover point instead of making the connection. people do this because it can often be cheaper than booking a direct flight. there's at least one website that helps you hack the system. lufthansa says it's a violation of their terms and conditions. they do not want you to do this. >> uh-huh. >> interesting, right? i i think a lot of people are looking at this. it's cheaper for me. why wouldn't i do it? >> yeah. that's going to be a tough one for them to solve. i know in the past if you did that, you risk -- if you have a round trip, you risk canceling your round trip. >> i assume these are people doing a one way and getting away
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with it. >> there's apps for that. >> sfo must be impacted right now. as well as the other reports. >> absolutely. sfo more than any of them. as it will be all the way through probably sunday. we have a chance of showers through that. here's a look at sfo right now. we've had a half an inch of rain. it's pooling on the tarmac and on some of the runways. now, my forecast highlights, heavy rain and gusty winds especially this morning. the intensity and the coverage will taper a little bit this afternoon. another intense round tonight through tomorrow's morning commute and then a mixture of rain and snow. valley rain and mountain snow here at home for friday, saturday and sunday. here's a look at the surface winds. they're starting to pick up. the second part of this storm is starting to come in. gusting to 33 at oakland. 36 at hayward. 31 at san carlos. 33 in mountain view and san jose. now is when we start to get into the area of wind damage. the ground is so saturated.
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the wind up in the hills are faster. the altamont pass, look at the cross wind at 44. east bay, foothills, look at that. 44, 28 la honda. these are going to increase, possibly up to 60 miles per hour. so power outages and tree damage, all right. we're into that segment of the storm. broad picture on live dopple 7. heaviest rain across the north bay. down to about the san mateo bridge and out 580. south of that, it does taper a little bit until you hit into the santa cruz mountains. that's where it's heavy. we've had wind damage so far. but mainly that's south and east of us. i expect more of the little showing up now. the winds are picking up and we've had flooding in the north bay. that's why you're under the flood advisory in sonoma county until 8:30. look at the intense rain. we have training of showers. that means they're running over the same area. wave after wave and heavy. look at pacheco boulevard. martinez, benicia, crockett,
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both of the bridges, the carquinez bridge, the benicia bridge, not only breezy but standing water there. look at another round of heavy rain coming into marin county. the big picture shows that, yep, plenty of moisture and i feel bad for the people in so cal. they have the best chance of widespread mud lieds. look at 7:00, into san jose, we haven't had the heaviest of the rain yet. see what i'm saying. by noon, still pockets of moderate to heavy rain out there. not as widespread. same thing as we head into the evening commute. now, starting about midnight tonight through about 6:00 tomorrow, we'll have another wave of moderate to heavy rain. this time the storm impact scale will be a 2. it won't be as intense. friday, saturday and sunday, you can see the wintry showers. by monday it's dry. weave got about 40 incidents working right now. very busy on the roads as you would expect with this weather.
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northbound 280 before foothill expressway, two-vehicle crash, both vehicles went down an embankment. emergency crews are heading to the scene right now. they are calling for an ambulance as well. right now, i'm seeing slight delays. that could grow. we've got a couple of issues on 880 on the northbound side unfortunately. if you're not in a big rig, i would stick to 580 instead if that's a possibility for you. northbound 880 before 98th avenue, a multicar crash blocking the right lane and then once you get past that one, another issue. northbound 880 just past high street. that started off as a solo vehicle stalled out in the left lane. sounds like another vehicle hit that. lengthy delay if you're traveling on the northbound side. bay bridge toll plaza, looking extremely soggy here. we've got long delays on the approaches this morning. it's going to take you more time to get through the metering lights. those are flipped on very early today. 5:13 was the official time. drive times, they have finally filled in. westbound 580, tracy to dublin.
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56 minutes in the red. westbound 4, antioch to concord also in the yellow there at 35 minutes. southbound 101, we have heavy rain push through this area as well. san rafael to san francisco. you're in the yellow at 18 minutes. >> thank you, alexis. new at 6:00, the fitness influencer being accused of scamming customers. how she's responding this morning. american children adopting american children adopting britcalifornia phones offers free specialized phones... like cordless phones. - ( phone ringing ) - big button, and volume-enhanced phones. get details on this state program. visit right now or call during business hours.
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some of us have to be ready to take action in sonoma county. we're looking at a flood advisory until 8:30. we're seeing reports of flooding around the santa rosa and other places in isolated spots. watch out at guerneville road, the better chance of flooding. 37. we've got standing water on 37 also. watch out until 8:30 for that. it's going to take a couple of days for this to fill in the rivers. the russian river near guerneville tomorrow night, minor flooding as it peaks above flood stage. reggie? >> new at 6:00, a fitne influencer from dallas is responding to complaints that she's been scamming her customers.
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return to fire station 49. the fire commissioners tells abc 7 news he'll bring up a proposal today to revise the policy that bans animals on fire department property. station 49 unofficially adopted edna four years ago when she began visiting as a feral kitten. a staffer adopted her on monday. the storm hitting the bay area right now. from the north bay where everyone is seeing flooding and there's a lot of water in some areas. the danger people are facing today across the bay area. >> see how fast that person was driving through that water. pretty dangerous. >> rock slides have started in the south bay. we're learning about a power outage. live team coverage of the damage. >> it's not going to be an easy commute. ran the wiper and cleaned off the lens for us. i'm up to 65 incidents on the board. i'll try to get to as many of the details as i can
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break. >> announcer: the storm impact scale. the storm is level 3. that means a strong storm. look out for flooding. hazards on the road and possible power outages. stay ahead of today's storm shshow me homecoming. baby sloth videos on youtube. amy, do you uh mind giving someone else a turn? oh yeah i made myself a little comfortable here. i got a pizza for amy! yes, that's me! xfinity lets you search netflix, prime video, and youtube with the sound of your voice. and i don't have my wallet, so. that's simple. easy. awesome. get started with xfinity internet and tv for $40 each a month for 12 months when you bundle both. click, call or visit a store today.
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now at 6:30, live doppler 7 lit up this morning tracking heavy rain across the bay area. >> here's what it looks like right now on the bay area bridges. we've already seen a lot of
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issues on the roads. if you're taking public transit, bundle up, grab a rain jacket and your umbrella and you may need the rain boots. >> uh-huh. yes. >> i wish i had some. >> i know. >> i have rain boots but no umbrella. i lost it. >> between the four of us, we might be prepared. don't be like us. >> the rain is coming sideways, your pants will get wet. the umbrella only keeps you so dry. that's something to think about this morning. here's a look at el sobrante. san pablo, hercules 80 to vallejo, through crockett, the benicia bridge, bridge. all the areas getting pounded with heavy rain. the intensity is pulling up. about a half inch her power. you could get a quarter of an inch of rain as it pulls through. today is a 3.
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all the same parameters we've been talking about. let's show you the forecast. nearly .75 inches already in san francisco. the heaviest is through 10:00. at noon, still the chance of thunderstorms, breezy conditions. the intensity lets up this afternoon and evening. alexis? >> mike, it's been a tough day on the roads this morning. we are taking a live look outside right now. there we go. at the b.a.r.t. station, we haven't had significant delays with mass transit this morning. that is great news. it's probably a good option for you today. boy, no matter what your mode of transportation is, it's definitely going to be soggy. you saw the rain on the b.a.r.t. tracks as that someone was waiting for the train. saw all the rain. i'm guessing that was highway 24 next to it, too. a lot of roads kicking of spray today. it's not going to be an easy commute. in the clearing stages, northbound 880 due to an earlier
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crash. that's causing about a 35-minute delay right now. if you can stick to 580 instead, if you're not in a big rig, i recommend that. quick check outside. all of our normal busy routes have filled in. >> alexis, thank you. now the rain is causing outages. the 460 customers are in the dark in the north bay. more than 2300 customers are in the dark in the south bay. >> one of the problem areas is san jose where we find abc 7 news reporter matt keller. hi matt. >> hi jessica. as if it wasn't dangerous enough with the rain and the wind picking up in the last half hour in san jose. check this is is ayjose. this is winchester boulevard and moore park avenue and the power is out here. you can see the lights are off. everybody treating it as a fo
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four-way stop right now. we've seen people blast through the stoplight this morning. really busy road. very dark. a lot of other stoplights out of this area. you want to be extra careful and treat all intersections like a four-way stop. we're hearing a lot of honking, upset people out here. a lot of them in this area where we're at. be careful when you drive in the mountains. landslides are a possibility. in los gatos, there's a landslide across hicks road. about a mile and a half from camden avenue. santa clara officials announced hicks is closed from pheasant road to alamedas road. they expect it to be closed because of the rain. in san jose, the most dangerous thing happening right now is this power outage because the lights and main intersections. whenyou're coming across in the dark, it can be hard to see. you want to slow down when you approach these intersections. relatively good job this morning here in san jose. reporting live in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. it does look dangerous out
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there. matt, thank you. all over the bay area, including sonoma county. >> that's creating flooding concerns. amy hollyfield is joining us from santa rosa and amy, you're getting an update from the santa rosa fire department. >> reporter: that's right, reggie. it's raining right now. people are waking up wondering what has this storm brought to us. i wanted to get you the information. we have someone from the fire department joining us. >> we had a six-hour period of rain. we've been in communications wa the national weather service for several days. we're anticipating 5.25 inches total. a lot more rain expectd today and a lot of flooding and ponding like behind right now we have crews responding to a tree down. we'll see a lot of that today. especially with the soil saturation and the winds. there's a lot of trees down and
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potential. >> we're showing the viewers right now a picture of a downed tree on occidental and mark springs road in santa rosa. now you're talking about a tree down. any other issues or what about the tree down? >> we're expecting more intensity of rain. when we last communicated with the national weather service they were confident that the bulk will be focused on sonoma county. that's a concern of ours. especially following the tubbs fire in 2017. we've dpot done a lot today and don't anticipate significant issues up in in the burn scar we'll be watching for trouble spots. what we'll likely see isolated a and sonoma county. a lot of nuisance flooding and ponding in the roadways. hopefully that's what it sticks to. we're anticipating the potential for some significant storms throughout the day. >> okay. paul thank you so much.
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so far the couple trees down. no major injuries or property loss or anything. >> correct. not at this point. >> good news. but still we're not through it yet. they want everyone to be very careful. be aware. this is the kind of situation that you a hidden hazard you may stumble upon. you could be the first one to encounter it. take it slow and for sure call in. anything that you see. reporting live in santa rosa, amy hollyfield. abc 7 news. >> thank you, amy. here's another look at live doppler 7. this is one of several features you can find on our news app. you can customize it to get the forecast exactly where you live. as you head out the door this morning, take a picture of the weather and send it to us. use the #abc 7 now. we can find your photo and put it on air or online. a preliminary hearing begins today for the man convicted in the bizarre 2015 kidnapping case. matthew muller pleaded guilty on federal charges of kidnapping
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denise huskins. they originally called the case a hoax. today's hearing will decide whether there's enough evidence for him to stand trial on state charges. there is a chance he'll cross-examine husband ins on the witness list. president trump says he's not happy with the proposal on border security that would avoid a government shutdown. congressional leaders from both parties draft thd bipartisan deal. that's about 55 miles worth. it is not the prototype steel and concrete walls the president wants. >> we have a bipartisan agreement. as in all bipartisan agreements, everybody had to give something. we are urging the president to sign it. >> have to study it. i'm not happy about it. it's not doing the trick. but i'm adding things to it. >> republicans are urging trump to take the deal as a downpayment. but the president is adamant,
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the wall will get built with or without the deal. he suggested he's considering taking money from other areas of government. >> announcer: now an accuweather alert. no longeron storm watch. because the storm is here. already half inch of rain across the san mateo bridge. it looks like a parking lot already. i think alexis said she had 65 incidents she was looking at. we'll get to her in a second. roads danger. because of the standing water and the winds gusting up to 65 miles per hour across the east-west bridges. sideways rain. you'll get wet if you have an umbrella. if your stop is underground, you'll stay dry. heavy rain to gusty winds and the flooding. scattered light to heavy showers. so there will be spotty flooding during the evening commute but not as widespread as this morning. here's the winds i'm talking about. the area, it's a gale warning for the entire bay and the delta because of southeast winds could gust at 65 miles per hour. crossing our east-west bridges. we just had a heavy shower move
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through. campus drive there and palo alto. stanford. it's moving across the dumbarton bridge towards newark. we have heavy rain again in orinda, lafayette, moraga. sacramento street and emeryville getting pounded once again. south bay, you've got a chance of rain up to 2:00. then it tapers as we head into the afternoon and evening hours. peninsula of rain, when it goes sideways, that's when the faster breezes are blowing. east bay valleys, a chance of rain. becomes more scattered at 8:00. east bay shoreline. rain all day today and windy all the way up until 6:00. we've got the north bay and notice this is the area that we're going to have the biggest issue with flooding as the rain will continue to be light or moderate to heavy in this area while the rest of us taper this afternoon. that's why we have the flood advisory for sonoma county. i'll show you that coming up. how many incidents you said 65 at one time. >> up to 72 at this point. we have a lot going on, on the
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roads. let's get to the live shot for matt keller. he is at winchester and moore park in san jose where the power is out. that means stoplights are out too. folks are having to treat this as a four-way stop. of course, always a little dicey when you have to do that. you can't completely trust everyone is going to stop. you are going to want to give yourself extra time on the way out the door. one of the many things that are part of the commute. hydroplaning will be a factor as well. standing water and we've got a lot of crashes this morning, too. multiple collisions at this point on northbound 880 into the oakland area. 17 miles an hour, 2 miles an hour approaching an incident. there's a couple around hyde street. that's adding at least 30 minutes to your drive. if you can stick to 580 instead, that's better. heavy on the approaches to the bay bridge toll plaza as well. if you can focus on president pavement, you can see how heavy that rain is falling. the wipers will be on high. you can see the voed sprroad sp kicking up. definitely dry for conditions
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this is beyond wifi. this is xfi. [ joyful laughter ] simple. easy. awesome. xfinity the future of awesome. we're working on some stuff. large rocks covering westbound lanes near junction river and rio nido road north of guerneville. that's some of the issues we're dealing w you've got another one east of santa rosa. we have a tree down and it's blocking both lanes of los alamos. look at this. over the last six hours, we've
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had several reports of flooding as you're going to see there. even more trees down as you head over towards cloverdale. that's something to keep an eye on. let me talk about the kids this morning. how will you dress them? >> whatever way to keep them dry, do it. they'll be jumping around ar walking through a lot of standing water and puddles. it's a good day to stay inside. even still, some rain that will be falling at 3:00. in fact, look at this atmospheric river. it touches the entire state. it's going to be very dangerous in the high country first with slippery conditions today and tomorrow and ice and snow friday and saturday. mike, thank you. abc 7 news committed to building a better bay area. all this week, we're focusing on b.a.r.t. >> that's right. riders satisfaction is at one of the lowest levels. trains, crime and drug use. >> more police presence. i mean, there needs to be
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somebody walking around so people know they can't jump the gate. they can't intimidate somebody on the train. >> many b.a.r.t. riders say they want more police officers patrolling b.a.r.t. stations. each with police around, the law is not only enforced. abc 7 news reporter dan noyes spoke with a man at the civic center b.a.r.t. station who admits he uses drugs in front of police. >> can i ask you what type of drug was it? was that crack? >> no. it's fentanyl. any time that i've had the police come up and see me, they usually say, hey, put that away. >> abc 7 news documented the experience on all b.a.r.t. lines yesterday. here's a lock at how the rest o. ♪ ♪ >> i started our coverage on the first train this morning. i caught that new connector train to pittsburg and transferred to a regular
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b.a.r.t. train. it was already standing room only even at that early hour. >> on b.a.r.t. in the morning, cycle and rhythm, you move with the crowd. somebody in your way, you become an obstacle. part of what i saw during rush hour. >> this was 8:15 in the morning. they are so packed in there. >> i've been riding b.a.r.t. since 8:00 a.m. this morning from warm springs to sfo. trash hasn't been a problem on the trains but definitely outside of the trains i've seen spilled coffee in a station. i found people sleeping in the hallways leading up to the train. there's definitely a strong smell of urine in the air. >> one of the problems with b.a.r.t., especially in san francisco stations is the homeless. on one train this afternoon, a homeless man went down the aisles begging for food. everybody ignored him except for one woman. >> when you see somebody on a train asking for food, your action is some people are put off by it? >> yes. >> your action is? >> to help them out. >> just a matter of a human
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being human on a crowded train on a busy afternoon in san francisco. >> b.a.r.t. riders say they would like to have more room on their trains. they would like them cleaner an safer. one issue that came up a lot in the b.a.r.t. customer satisfaction survey is fare evaders. it really upsets a lot of b.a.r.t. riders. they put their heads down, deal with it saying it's better than driving. >> and you can get involved in the conversation by sending us an e-mail. we have gotten so many already. this person saying they're uncomfortable. another person saying they don't feel safe. the list goes on. there are positives. comments as well. a lot of negative ones. >> comments i can't even read. people are passionate about this issue. that's for sure. submit your comments or concerns. go to abc7news.com. click on a day on b.a.r.t. story. click. >> that's right. we want to hear from you.
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new drama surrounding the oscars. >> the academy says four awards will be given during the commercial breaks, not live on tv. the awards are sin mabtography, film editing. live action short and makeup and hairstyling. big names in hollywood. including director guillermo del toro and russell crowe blasted the decision. the academy says the acceptance speeches will be made later in the broadcast. this made the changes to keep the oscars to three hours. you can see who wins on sunday, february 24th starting at 5:00 p.m. some american parents say their kids are developing british accents after watching a popular cartoon. >> oh, daddy. i think i might be a chatter box. >> that's not such a bad thing, pepper. >> that's a clip from peppa pig's official channel. one woman says she adopted the
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british accent after binge watching the cartoon after a long flight to australia. another mom calls it the peppa effect. many parents are noticing their kids doing the same thing. kind of cute, though. >> it is. >> what's reggie's problem over here? i was on board for peppa the pig until i saw it animated. >> like the two eyes on the same side of the head. >> that's how i draw. >> it's quite simple. it's a really good show. >> i approve. i give it the thumbs up. >> you like -- wait. please, please do your thing where peppa is bad. >> he always messes up somehow. frances and i were talking about this. he tries to fix the car, breaks it worse than it was originally. they are always saying dot i pig and are snorting. it is cute.
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it's very cute. >> good. if you like it, i love it. >> i've got a friend like that. you want me to help you fix that? no. i don't think so. appreciate it. but he doesn't do it in a cool british accent. >> make it better. >> let's talk about weather. shall we jump in? i enjoyed that. got to make a 180 degree turn and show you how heavily the rain is coming down on the san mateo bridge now. we've got a bona fide downpour, i mean look at this. sheets of rain. it's going sideways as the winds are blowing out of the south at about 35 miles per hour across the san mateo bridge right now. heavy rain and windy conditions. especially this morning. more scattered this afternoon. chance of thunderstorms not only today but through friday. we have a dry -- wait until the holiday monday. here's an overall look of the neighborhoods from live doppler 7. as future radar showed us, the heaviest rain from the san mateo bridge into the north bay. that's where it is now. over the last six hours, flooding as far south as
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saratoga to around places around richmond and oakland and most of it is up in the north bay right now. that's where we've had the steady heavy rain for hours upon hours. look at contra costa boulevard. all dealing with a third round of heavy rain this morning. now, as you head towards san mateo bridge, we're starting to see that it's moving towards industrial boulevard. but the rainfall is coming down at about a clip of a third to half inch an hour. that's why you get the ponding on the roadway. from lucas valley, san rafael, laurel grove avenue, larkspur, 101 and 580 come together to mill valley. the usual heavy spots are getting pounded. as we come up on 7:00 in the next few minutes, look at all the red on the map. as we head towards noon, you can see it starting to break up a little bit. no more red. but plenty of yellows and oranges. the evening commute. just enough light to moderate rain to keep everything wet.
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a secondary push of heavy rain tonight through tomorrow morning's commute. it's not as intense nor as widespread. the effects will be the same out of this moderate storm. the cold air comes in and we get the snow level down to 2,000 feet friday, saturday and sunday. >> let's talk about that commute. it's a long one this morning. >> it sure is. >> we have a high-wind advisory by chp for san mateo and dumbarton bridges. we start off with the bay bridge. not only is it soaking wet. it's very windy, that's going to be tough especially in a high-profile vehicle. currently, it's northbound 880. we've got two problems, one in san leandro. couple crashes around hyde street in oakland. that's adding at least 45 minutes to your drive. that's a tough go here today. also in san francisco, great high bay closed between lincoln and sloat. that happened at 4:45 this morning. presumably due to flooding.
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wanted to show you the bay bridge as well. we've got just heavy rain as you get into san francisco. you can see traffic is moving slow on the south beach camera. the road spray and the rain combined, you're going to have low visibility and wipers on high. we'll look at drive times and westbound 80. to the maze, crawling in the red. fremont to san jose in the yellow at 22 and northbound 280. highway 101 to cupertino. in the yellow now at 20 minutes. america's new top dog making a special appearance on "good morning america." >> king is reigning supreme. the 7-year-old wire fox terrier was crowned best in show at the westminster kennel club in new york city last night. it was ruff competition. he beat nearly 3,000 other dogs from around the world. his handler, gabriel says that king will be getting a special treat. he'll have a steak today and do his favorite thing in the world, which is play ball. king is the first terrier to win
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the title since 2010. >> peter green was looking at the dog's eyes, ear shape, eye shape, texture, coat, the condition that gabriel has gotten him into. >> this is a runner-up. he's a bay area havanese named bono after the u-2
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search things to know before you go. flooding, urban flooding, parking lots and streets. we just received a flood warning. this is a flood advisory, a flood warning for places like santa raes rosa to highway37. watch out. flooding is imminent. if not happening already. you can see the heavy rain on live doppler 7. waves and waves of heavy rain that makes the morning commute the worse of the two today. it's been a tough commute here. you're looking live at a soggy golden gate bridge. i did check the total for our incidents on the board. we're up to 80. if you don't have to leave the house today, i would certainly not do it. >> number 3, a live look from winchester and moore park in san jose where the power is out right now. the intersection is now a four-way stop. pg&e reports more than 2300 customers are currently without power in the south bay. hundreds more are in the dark in the north bay and the east bay.
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let's go to the north bay. this is number 4. we're seeing some effects from the storm there. this mudslide happened overnight on mark west springs road. the road is back open. number 5, in the south bay, a landslide is blocking hicks road in los gatos. it's about a mile and a half from camden avenue. scloir a o santa clara officials expect it to remain closed because of the rain. the district is keeping the -- last night the board rejected suggested name changes. the board says it will consider changing the name if more members of the community give their input. number 7, whole foods is raising prices to cover rising costs. the "wall street journal" reviewed the internal e-mails of the company and it found the price of hundredsnd dollars. amazon originally cut prices after acquiring the grocery chain.
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they're back up. >> interesting. we'll continue to follow what's happening with weather and good morning, america. new winter storm warning. the midwest and east digging out from feet of snow and now the east bracing for 50-mile-per-hour winds as the west prepares to get slammed with an onslaught of storms that could cause major mudslides. will he sign? >> i'm not happy about it. >> overnight, president trump takes on that new bipartisan border deal vowing he'll still build his wall as the clock ticks down toward another shutdown. waking up behind bars. el chapo, the most notorious drug lord in the world, set to head to the most secure prison in this country where this master of escape could spend the rest of his life. breaking his silence. comedian aziz ansari reveals how he feared for his career after that sexual misconduct

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